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Hemp and Cannabis in Today’s Agriculture

Last week Brad and Brenda Chandler had the opportunity to take a class hosted by Missouri REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). They learned about Industrial Hemp and its Impacts on Real Estate from Kirk Goble.  Mr. Globe is the owner/broker of The Bell 5 Land Company and gave a detailed presentation on the history of cannabis in the U.S., how hemp will affect agriculture, and the investment opportunities for the hemp industry.
Hemp or Cannabis has been around for hundreds of years – it has been found in items such as clothing, ropes, and paper dating back to 8,000 BCE. Very forward-thinking historical figures saw the value in hemp and used it in many different products.

Early drafts of The Declaration of Independence were found on hemp paper.
The oil from the hemp seed was used in household lamps in 1840 by Abraham Lincoln.
Henry Ford built an experimental car body made with hemp fiber, [ ]

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Historic Home in a Commercial Location in Waterloo, Illinois

Sometimes it’s hard to picture what life was like long ago, but in Waterloo, Illinois, just walking a few blocks can transport you back to a simpler time. You can find historic homes and landmarks galore on almost every block in downtown Waterloo.  Federal and Georgian architectural styles and even a bit of Italianate styles can be found throughout the town.

Waterloo’s history begins in the 1780’s when the settlers formed the first permanent American settlement in the Northwestern Territory. In just a few short years, around 1800-1820, the population grew rapidly with many different settlers coming and going through the area. General stores, mills and even the quarry were being built, not to mention homes for families to live and grow in.

One home in particular, a single-story cabin, was being built on the northside of Waterloo in 1822 by Benjamin Marney for his pregnant wife.  Unfortunately, Benjamin contracted yellow fever [ ]

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443 Executive Center: Spaces for Rent, Guest Speakers & Consignment Auctions

Last year Brad and Brenda Chandler finished the rehab work and opened the building next to Buchheit’s in Sparta IL. This building, known as the 443 Executive Center, has office space for rent complete with conference rooms, a full kitchen and a training seminar room that can hold a group of 40. While they still have their Property Peddler Inc office on Main Street in Hecker IL, they have also opened an additional Property Peddler Inc office at the 443 Executive Center.

The training seminar area located near the back of the 443 Executive Center building offers a great community space to hold events and training projects and is available to anyone in the area to rent.  Brad & Brenda currently have 3 guest speakers scheduled for January and February, but there are still plenty of open dates to book an event if you know someone who has information to share.

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January is National Radon Action Month. Test Your Home – Protect Your Health.

During January’s National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes for radon.  Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon can seep into homes and buildings through cracks in the foundations or walls and can accumulate over time in homes that are not properly vented. Long-term exposure to indoor radon can be harmful to your health or even deadly.   As the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and the first leading cause among non-smokers, radon claims more than 20,000 lives annually. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix it to protect yourself and your family.
In Illinois, radon levels often come up as part of home inspections when people are selling real estate. It is not a required [ ]

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Opportunities for Bed & Breakfast, Small Venue Event Centers in Southern Illinois

Traveling this Holiday Season? Are you one of those people who enjoy staying at a Bed & Breakfast because they enjoy feeling like they are at home while traveling?  Do you know someone who has that home-keeping and party planning knack that would be able to host guests and events while making it all look easy? Currently, we have 4 homes that could be the perfect opportunity for someone to put these skills to use in a  self-employed career path. So if you are that person or know someone who fits that criteria check out these properties right here in Southern Illinois only a short distance from St. Louis, MO.

1) Collinsville IL – Easy Drive to STL and SIUE!
This home offers a perfect location with easy access to two Interstates (I255/270 and I55) and a short hop to St Louis or Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Currently is a home for [ ]

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Season of Gratitude

Another year goes by and here we find ourselves back in the season of Thanksgiving, in the season of gratitude. And yes this year we have so much to be thankful for. Brad gets asked on a daily basis “How are you?” “How’s the family?” “How’s everything going?” and without skipping a beat he always tell people “My kids are healthy, my wife is happy and currently I have enough money to cover my bills – what more can I ask for?” But the reality is we are thankful for so much more. The year has been such a blessing because of our fantastic clients who are always revolving in our lives, creating new friendships and the new opportunities that walk in our doors or call us on the phone.

We are also so grateful for our Property Peddler Team. We are proud to say we have a great group of [ ]

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How to be Prepared to Bid at an Auction

6 Steps on how to be prepared to bid at an auction.

People who have never bid before at an auction may be intimidated to place their first bid at a real estate auction. But no worries, we have 6 excellent steps to help you bid with confidence to obtain that new property for a future home, hunting ground, or investment. Here are a few things to consider when bidding.
1. Fees
Know what fees are involved beyond the final bid. Almost all auctions have costs beyond the final bid. Some are the standard closing costs associated with buying Illinois real estate, sometimes (not always) there is a buyer’s premium tacked on to the final bid to get the final purchase price, sometimes there will be a survey fee that will be collected at the closing of the sale.
2. Earnest money
Have an understanding of how much you will need to have as [ ]

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Collaborative Land Auction Event

Collaborative Land Auction is scheduled for Thursday, November 14th, 2019.  It’s a collaborative between Barber Murphy and Property Peddler Inc.  6 different properties will be auctioned that evening with online bidding available before the sale. Some of the properties have been listed in the past, but the prices that the properties were listed at before are not a reflection of the current reserves.  Do not miss this opportunity to get your bid in.  There is even property in this auction that has not hit the market before.  The properties all have different potential uses and are located in St Clair County, IL and Madison County, IL.  The properties that are being offered are as follows –

Property 1: 97+/- acres in Madison County between Collinsville and Maryville near the Highway 159 and Interstate 55-70 exchange. Only 16 minutes to St Louis. This gently rolling farm has a mix of wooded and [ ]

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An Announcement From the Property Peddler Team

We are excited to announce we are now an independent real estate brokerage company. This will give us the opportunity to continue to grow and expand our company Property Peddler Inc. “an Auction and Real Estate Company” into the future. Property Peddler Inc. is owned and managed by Brad and Brenda Chandler.

In making this decision, not only will we be removing the confusion of being “Property Peddler powered by”, we will also be able to advertise both our Sparta and Hecker offices.  We want to let everyone know that Property Peddler has recently expanded its staff, locations, and services in both Auction and Real Estate endeavors.  Our services have now grown to include online personal property auctions. Additionally, we have begun a  Preferred Partnership with William Nobbe & Company, which will allow us to offer unique and individualized rewards to our clients. We are extremely excited about working with the [ ]

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Support Your County and State Fairs!

Along with summertime comes county fair time. County fairs are food stands, tractor pulls, livestock shows, horse shows, fair queen pageants, local exhibits and amusement rides – something for everyone. They are a time for people to come together and show what it means to be a community. Fair week is a busy week for many families around the area as it takes a lot of work and time to put on a good fair and they take pride in doing so. County fairs also give FFA and 4H members a chance to display the projects they have worked hard on and a place to learn about selling their products and to experience what community spirit is. It’s enjoyable to watch these youth as they grow and mature from year to year. You see the progression of the young exhibitor, who was once so timid handling their animal when they [ ]

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